Iron Distance 2012 Training Thread

Re-run of last year's thread for anybody doing any 2012 iron distance race

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15/03/2012 at 07:31
It may be good old swimmers shoulder i used to get it on the right side afew things i did aggravated it thumb entry rather than fingertips and pulling/ sculling outwards on the start of my stroke. I have also always been strong in the leg area and weak as pee in the top area i now chuck in 25 x 4 press up every morning whilst getting dressed and that has really strenghtened that area plusa good sports massage at lest once a month when IM training keeps me in one peice
Sea swim for me tonight its gonna be a chiller
Hope    pirate
15/03/2012 at 07:43
Sea swim?? Yikes RB its going to have to warm up a bit for me to
get in the sea!
I really learned to enjoy ow swimming last year and I'm quite looking forward to it again when it warms up.
Turbo done. Sometimes it's hard to get going early but I managed to get th hr where it was meant to be with a bit of help from MTV! I listen to stuff in the turbo I would never listen to at any other time lol!
Swim club this evening.
WildWill    pirate
15/03/2012 at 07:55
Today is a bit of as recovery day for me as i have a long meeting today followed by the long journey North ...


Weight training session before work ... mainly 10-by-10s and super sets
15/03/2012 at 07:59
Set off on the bike this morning in modest fog, then turned round and came home five minutes later, as it was too dense to be safe.

I'm really bad at making up for setbacks in planned training, so that might be it for me today!
OrangeCannon kona-6    pirate
15/03/2012 at 08:22

Sore throat, headache, temperature and a chest cough for me...
Had a day off yesterday - Scrapped the planned 5 hr ride and long run today

Not the end of the world but I feeling sorry for myself

However, got the steerer tube cut down on the tri bike, finished taping the bars and took it for its first ride.
It's called Jason after the Argonautes

Need to start a bike porn thread....
15/03/2012 at 09:11
My mojo is definately returning from my monster wibble at the start of the week nust gotta get this running cracked, its feeling much better on the speedwalking so i am going to try resuming a run/walk this weekend and try and build from that fingers crossed
WildWill    pirate
15/03/2012 at 09:27
Goodstuff Max
15/03/2012 at 09:50
O.rangeCannon... wrote (see)

Sore throat, headache, temperature  and a chest cough for me...
Had a day off yesterday - Scrapped the planned 5 hr ride and long run today

Could be The Plague. If you die by the weekend, can I have your shiny bike, please?

A few creaks and tweaks creeping in aren't there? And that's before DD reports on the inevitable carnage resulting from his Team TT in the desert. Still only doing low intensity stuff here. Couple of nice, short sessions over the last two days and looking forward to a nice run at lunch today.

Look after yourselves!

Iron Pingu    pirate
15/03/2012 at 10:00
Rest Day!  (or maybe Masters later if I'm feeling keen, but I do have a cake to bake ..)
Darkness    pirate
15/03/2012 at 15:06

Woo hoo Max, delighted to hear the mojo is on its way back.

 10 mile run before work for me today at an average pace of 7 min 35.  Was meant to be 12 miles but I pratted about too long getting out of the house this morning and had to cut it short and run faster!

Happy enough.  Rest day tomorrow as I am away with work (Friday is my normal long run day so happy to have got it in early).

Golden Boots    pirate
15/03/2012 at 15:23

I have another weekend coming up of missed training


Oh well... a beer-fuelled trip to Belfast for 2 nights does actually sound much more fun I suppose. The only problem is that this has become a bit of a regular thing... I have only trained once in the last three weekends due to beer-weekends, and as I will have a weekend off cycling for the London Marathon as well as a Half-Marathon in May I am getting a bit worried.

Though I can't get down in a pity party - it is all self-induced!!


15/03/2012 at 16:08
Is not beer carbo loading
Golden Boots    pirate
15/03/2012 at 17:31

oooh Piece in the park could be tempting, then can get a weekend's riding in the peak district as well over the weekend.

How did I know you would be there suggesting a brick session!! I won't have my bike with me and will be gunning for a decent time so will just accept it as a recovery week (albeit the run). Are you doing Sheffield this year? Did you enter the endurer obstacle race in 2 weekends time?

And I am not taking kit away with me when alcohol is involved... the two dont mix!!

Also just found out I will be living away again for a month or so. I will be in a hotel so unfortunately that means no mid-week cycling other than maybe the gym bike or a couple of spinning classes... but hey ho... more the reason to make the most of weekends when i do

Golden Boots    pirate
15/03/2012 at 17:47
Let me know if you do enter it? Got a bit of a race going with my little brother... can't be having that now can we!
M...eldy    pirate
15/03/2012 at 18:38
60 lovely sunny miles on my bike 
15/03/2012 at 19:28
Good ride Melds! Wasn't it foggy where you are?
M...eldy    pirate
15/03/2012 at 19:52
Errrrr not when I gotout of bed no 

beautiful day out across the Winchendons/Pitchcott/Oving .. 
15/03/2012 at 19:59

Evening all...can I join in?

60m bike for me today, starting off misty but then turning beautiful.  First long bike with proper fueling so it was nice not to feel to stiff and tired at the end...even managed a 15 min brick off it.

I've got my first 100m ride on Sunday (a VO2 sportive in Kent) which I'm suitably worried about.  Even worse is that when I hobble indoors my wife is going to be massively unsympathetic as I've missed most of Mothers Day. 

Dustboy    pirate
15/03/2012 at 23:29
After about 6 months of not being able to swim much more than 50M on half power at maximum in one go, finally got to the docs yesterday. He's a runner too (hence delay in getting him rather than the "well don't do it then" brigade.)

Course of tablets, possibly an ongoing thing, took first tablet today and tentatively got into the pool tonight.

2600M set with much less trouble and 90% power restored. Bit sore after but to be expected.

I'm back.))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))!
WildWill    pirate
16/03/2012 at 09:39
Been to see doctor ... I now have an inhailer ,,,, and have to log my peek flow for next 2-3 weeks
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